Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th U.S. Secretary of State on April 26, 2018. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development.

In the News

U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance

Date: 05/11/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kyung-wha Hold a Joint Press Conference - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (May 11): "The U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance has been fortified by the trials of history and is unequivocally now stronger than ever. ... The prospect of peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and across the Asia Pacific region is why we have stood shoulder to shoulder for more than six decades." Full Text»

U.S.-Mexico Relationship

Date: 05/07/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Delivers a Statement With Mexican Foreign Secretary Videgaray - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (May 7): "Together we are working to build a more secure, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere. We are neighbors, allies, and friends...We spoke of four vital areas in which we work with Mexico every day: trade; management of our shared border; security; and the shared regional and global priorities of our two countries." Full Text»